The High Orbit Desktop

Flickr user Thomas put this desktop together to celebrate the successful Orion test flight last month. A great, simple wallpaper and a few well-placed skins, and we feel like we’re in orbit too. Here’s how he set it up.


The Limbo Desktop

Reader Jayesh wanted a desktop that was playful, but also helped him get things done. He took his love of Limbo (the game, not the theological concept) and put together this desktop, symbolising the struggle to get things done while simultaneously putting all his tools at his fingertips.


The Milkdrop Desktop

Windows: Flickr user LostWatson‘s desktop is surreal and beautiful, and well-organised, too. A simple launcher on the side offers access to his applications, and the rest is neat and clear. Here’s what he used to set it all up.


The Distraction-Free Desktop

It may look like just a wallpaper, but reader DeviousDog put some work into making sure that it had just the right tools at hand and that all of the tempting distractions of his computer were far away while he was trying to work or study. Here’s how you can do the same thing.


The Blue Winter Desktop

Flickr user Yusuf is feeling the chill, and so are we after looking at this desktop. If you like the look as much as we do, here are the tools you’ll need to set it up on your computer.


The Nepali Desktop

Mac: Reader Brisngr loves the natural beauty of Nepal, and combined it with OS X Yosemite and a few Übersicht widgets to make a good-looking, functional desktop that’s inspiring and informative. Here’s how you can set it up yourself.


The Distant Pyramid Desktop

Our friend Dobbie03 makes some great-looking Linux desktops, and this one is no exception. Having recently moved back to Manjaro after a tryst with Arch, he built this desktop with a few easy-to-download components. Here’s how you can set it up, too.


The Very Yosemite Desktop

Reader joshnroy just upgraded to Yosemite, did just a little tweaking, and submitted this serene desktop of Yosemite National Park running on OS X Yosemite. Here’s what he used to set it up.


The Foggy Lake Desktop

Sometimes customised widgets are the way to go, sometimes minimal is the best approach — right now we’ve definitely seen a trend in the minimal direction. Flickr user Imminient Fate submitted this good-looking minimal desktop. Here’s how you can set it up too.


The Highway HUD Desktop

Reader Amitabh loves his highway desktops, and even though he recently shared the Road to Redemption desktop with us, we love this Linux desktop too — the position of the stats looks like a real HUD, one that’s easily ignored when it’s time to work.